While Health Care Divides the Party, Republicans Hope Tax Cuts Will Unite
By Gerald F. Seib, The Wall Street Journal
There are lots of reasons the Trump White House will be glad when it can finally get past the tortured debate over health care and move on to tax reform, but a principal one is this: Health care is pulling apart the various strands of the Republican coalition. Tax cuts could unite them.
Today’s Republican coalition weaves together three distinct philosophical strands: the populists/nationalists, the movement conservatives and the Wall Street/establishment conservatives.